The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides leadership to the Department of the Interior (DOI) and its bureaus in all areas of information management and technology.  To successfully serve the Department’s multiple missions, the OCIO applies modern IT tools, approaches, systems and products.  Effective and innovative use of technology and information resources enables transparency and accessibility of information and services to the public.  

The OCIO is currently implementing a series of technology innovations and efficiencies to deliver improved services across the Department at lower costs.  These initiatives include reducing operating costs and energy consumption by consolidating and centralizing the information technology infrastructure and compliance functions across the Department.  We are also working to align information technology capabilities with business and mission areas.  This alignment will increase effectiveness, improve transparency and increase productivity, while striving to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Link to DOI Bureaus and Offices
DOI Information Resources Management IT Transformation Strategic Plan
(FY 2010 - FY 2015)
DOI Information Resources Management Strategic Plan (May 29, 2015)
The IT Dashboard is the source for DOI's FY 2012 Exhibit 300s:
DOI IT Dashboard

OCIO Organization Structure

Bios for OCIO Officials

  • Sylvia Burns - Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • June Hartley - Acting Deputy CIO
  • Lawrence Ruffin - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Director, Information Assurance
  • Jerry Johnston - Director, Information and Technology Management
  • Mark Davis - Acting Director, Business Operations
  • Bruce Downs- Acting Director, Service Delivery

DOI OCIO Telephone Number: 202-208-6194